I have a new challenge that i am entering today, and that is over at
and their definition of the above two terms are this :-
What makes a card shabby chic? Well, shabby chic is a style characterized by layering. It is soft, utilizing ribbon, lace, and techniques such as inking and distressing. The final product looks comfortable, weathered, and worn.
What makes a card vintage? Vintage goes a step further by adding old images, found items, and antique trinkets to the mix..
This is my first Shabby chic card. I hope it fits the bill
|Shabby chic 2011|
Items Used to make this card.
Papers - Nitwit Collection Cotton candy Kisses
Exclusive to homemade magazine
Image - Magnolia
Embellishments - Paper Butterflies from my stash
Ribbon from my stash
Green and white pearls from my stash
and heart attached to cream ribbon also from my stash.
Image coloured with Copics E33, G02,R000,G000,E15 and E00 and also H2o's to give it a shimmer effect.
Edges of papers Chestnut coloured ink by whispers and I also used some antique linen and Weathered white embossing powder by Tim Holtz and the Rangers.
I embroidered the swirls with gold thread.
I am pleased how it has turned out.
I will be entering it in Moxie Fab world http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2010/07/card-style-week-lets-do-shabby-vintage.html
Their challenge is Distressing. The edges of the papers are lightly distressed before using chestnut coloured ink by Whispers.
Hope you like it! Let me know if you think it is shabby chic or not.